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Bank of Canada Rate Cuts: Is it Too Little, Too Late?

The recent surveys from the Bank of Canada have painted a concerning picture of our economy, leading some to question if the central bank has delayed interest rate cuts for too long. The surveys, conducted in April and May, reveal weak economic growth, a slowing job market, and a declining threat of inflation. Stephen Brown, […]

Weaker Inflation in the U.S.: A Boon for Canadian Borrowers

Canadian Government Bond Yields Drop, Potentially Lowering Fixed Mortgage Rates   Canadian borrowers are starting to be enticed by five-year mortgage rates. The consumer price index (CPI) in the United States showed promising results today as inflation eased to three per cent, just slightly above a three-year low. This cooling of inflation led to a […]

Approaching Your Mortgage Renewal? Explore All Your Options!

As your mortgage renewal date approaches, it’s important not to settle for just the five-year fixed or variable rate options that many lenders commonly offer. While these options may seem convenient, they might not be the best fit for your financial goals and circumstances. At TopRankinMortgages, we believe in empowering you with all the information […]

Top 10 Events Happening in Ottawa This Weekend – July 5th – 7th

Ottawa is bustling with activities this weekend, offering something for everyone. Whether you’re into sports, arts, music, or food, there’s an event for you. Here are ten exciting events to check out: 1. Capital Pop-Up Cinema Date: July 5, 2024 Location: Beechwood Cemetery Time: Sundown Details: Enjoy the classic movie “Dr. Strangelove” under the stars. […]

Understanding the Impact of Rising Inflation on Your Mortgage and Finances

As inflation in Canada climbed to 2.9% in May, surpassing the expected 2.6%, many Canadians are left wondering what this means for their finances, especially their mortgages. At TopRankinMortgages, we aim to provide clarity on how these economic changes impact you and offer strategies to navigate this evolving landscape. What is Inflation and Why is […]

How Much Ottawa Homeowners Will Save Following the Latest Interest Rate Drop

Last week’s 25 basis point interest rate cut by the Bank of Canada (BOC) has brought welcome news for homeowners in Ottawa and across Canada. This reduction, which lowers the interest rate to 4.75%, is the first cut since March 2020, following a series of rate hikes between March 2022 and July 2023. At TopRankinMortgages, […]

Bank of Canada Cuts Key Interest Rate to 4.75%, First Reduction Since Pandemic

The Bank of Canada has reduced its overnight rate by 25 basis points to 4.75%, a first since the pandemic began. This move comes after the rate was held at 5% since July of the previous year. The rate hikes started in March 2022 in response to higher-than-expected inflation caused by pandemic stimulus and global […]

Potential Bank of Canada Interest Rate Cut in June: What You Need to Know

April’s inflation data has sparked discussions among economists about the potential for the Bank of Canada to cut interest rates in June. With inflation cooling to a three-year low of 2.7%, down from 2.9% in March, many experts believe the stage is set for the first rate cut of the Bank’s current tightening cycle. Key […]

How Current Economic Trends Affect Your Mortgage Decisions: Insights for Ottawa Homeowners

In light of recent economic discussions, particularly highlighted by economist David Rosenberg, it’s clear that Canada is navigating through some choppy financial waters. For many in Ottawa, these broader economic signals are not just news items; they are crucial factors influencing their mortgage and housing decisions. Here’s what you need to know: Economic Slowdown and […]